- Department Structure
For a complete breakdown of the Police Department's organizational structure, see this chart (PDF).
The Office of the Chief of Police
The Chief of Police is responsible for administering and managing the South Salt Lake Police Department, and supervises either directly or indirectly all department personnel, establishes department policies, prepares the police department budget, approves department expenditures, and implements city policy directives as ordered by the Mayor.
The Chief of Police oversees the Deputy Chief of Police, the Executive Officer and the Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary oversees Records. The Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police are responsible for strategic decisions centered on overall goals and objectives as well as long-range direction of the department.
There are currently 76 sworn officers and 24 civilian employees in the department.
There are three Divisions in the Police Department as follows:
- Community Resources
The Patrol Division is led by two Division Commanders of the rank of Lieutenant who report directly to the Deputy Chief of Police. The Patrol Division is comprised of six uniformed patrol squads. Each squad is overseen by a Sergeant. The Sergeant reports directly to their assigned Lieutenant.
In addition to uniformed patrol, other units functioning within the Patrol Division include Traffic, K9, Major Accident Investigations, Firearms Training, Field Training, and the Honor Guard.
The Patrol Division is responsible for cooperating with the community in protecting life, property, preserving public peace, preventing crime, responding to calls for service, providing traffic enforcement and control, as well as providing community resources and services.
The Investigations Division is led by one Division Commander of the rank of Lieutenant who reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Police.
The Investigations Division is comprised of detectives who report to a Sergeant. The Sergeant reports to the Lieutenant. Civilian staff reports to the Lieutenant.
The Investigations Division includes General Investigations, Victim Advocates, Evidence, Crime Scene Investigations, Street Crimes Unit, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), and Task Force assignments. The Investigations Division is responsible for investigations as directed by the Sergeant and Lieutenant. In addition, the Investigations Division is responsible for cooperating with the community in protecting life, property, preserving public peace, and preventing crime through the investigation of criminal activity as well as providing other community services.
Community Resource Division
The Community Resource Division is led by a Division Commander of the rank of Lieutenant who reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Police. The CRD Lieutenant oversees daily operations of the Community Resource Unit, Homeless Resource Unit, two Crime Analysts. The CRD Lieutenant handles complaints and conducts internal affairs investigations. The CRD Lieutenant is the department's liaison to the Civilian Review Board.
Community Resources Unit (CRU)
The Community Resource Officers are led by a Sergeant who reports directly to the Community Resource Lieutenant.
The Community Resource Unit Sergeant oversees the Crime Prevention Unit, Youth Resource Officer, Crossing Guards and Bike Patrol.
The CRU partners with the community utilizing resources for Crime Free Rental Housing, Business Watch, Neighborhood Watch, Granite School District, Promise South Salt Lake, and The South Salt Lake Police Athletic League (PAL).
Homeless Resource Unit (HRU)
The Homeless Resource Unit is led by a Sergeant who reports directly to the Community Resource Lieutenant.
Our Homeless Resource Officers work closely with the staff and residents at the Pamela Atkinson Resource Center (PARC) and surrounding area with homeless service providers and social workers to ensure positive outcomes for those experiencing homelessness.
There are two crime analysts which have very different responsibilities to support the organization. The Senior Crime Analyst works to ensure the daily operations of the records management system is properly maintained and provides essential analytics of data as requested through the Chief's office.. The Civilian Review Board Crime Analyst supports the CRB by providing records, publishing timely public meeting notices, compiles use of force data, reports and videos for submission to the CRB for review.